Dental Implants

Dental implants serve as an effective tooth replacement. Implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions naturally, whether you have lost one tooth or many.

Dental Implants
in Tinley Park, IL

Dental implants are special posts made of titanium alloy or ceramic material that serve as an artificial root for a crown. At Amazing Smiles, we use implants to support the replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or dentures, depending on the individual’s requirements and condition. Dental implants stabilize bone levels and can prevent bone loss, resulting in better long-term support, function, and esthetics. Call Amazing Smiles in Tinley Park, IL to request a consultation to see if a dental implant is a solution for you.

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Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants involve multiple steps to complete the entire procedure. Each patient’s process will vary, depending on your oral health at the time.

  1. Consultation and dental exam. To decide if dental implants are an option for you, we will complete a comprehensive dental exam and will discuss treatment options.
  2. Tooth extraction. We may need to remove the tooth/teeth being replaced by implant(s). If there is bone loss around the future implant site, we will perform a dental bone graft.
  3. Implant placement. The implant will be placed in the bone and then a healing cap is placed over the implant to start the healing process.
  4. Implant healing. During the healing phase, osseointegration begins. During this process, your jawbone heals around the dental implant, fusing with the implant, and providing a solid base for your new artificial tooth. Typically, it will take 4-6 months for the implant to integrate with the bone.
  5. Abutment / crown placement. The abutment is a small metal, usually titanium, piece used to connect your artificial tooth (crown) to the implant. The abutment is attached to the implant, and then the crown is placed on the abutment.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

During the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to numb the surrounding nerves and keep pain at a minimum. Pressure may be felt during the procedure, but no pain should be felt. It is important to communicate with the doctor conducting the procedure if you are feeling any pain.

You may experience some discomfort and soreness for a day or two after the procedure. Typical discomforts you may experience near the implant include: swelling, pain, and minor bleeding. If  any of these discomforts persist, please call our office.

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Dental Implant Cost

At Amazing Smiles, we strive to offer affordable dental implants for our patients in the Tinley Park community. Each part of the procedure has an individual charge, but please note that depending on the needs of each patient the prices can slightly vary.

Costs can cause hesitation for those needing dental implants, so that is why we are proud to offer a variety of financial options. A financial option includes using CareCredit, an external dental payment plan. Click the buttons below to read more about each option.

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